What does the word venom mean?

  • Poisonous animal secretions forming fluid mixtures of many different enzymes, toxins, and other substances. These substances are produced in specialized glands and secreted through specialized delivery systems ( nematocysts, spines, fangs, etc.) for disabling prey or predator.

  • [ Latin] Poison; particularly, a poison produced naturally by certain animals, as snakes, spiders, etc., and used as a means of defence or offence.

Usage examples for venom

  1. There was venom in Britt's eyes. – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  2. And a little venom doesn't hurt. – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg

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